Required Certifications for Employment at Westmed

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BLS CPR Card

NREMT Certification

Complete two live scans, one for DMV and one for State Card (this would save you about $80 and a 3rd live scan if you do it through the Santa Clara County EMS)

   - You can submit form 1 for both your California State EMT license and your Santa Clara County Badge. 

 

FEMA

(You do not need your NREMT certifications to complete the list below)

       https://www.safetyunlimited.com/online-courses/OSHA-HAZWOPER-First-Responder-Operations-FRO.asp

 

Ambulance Driver’s License (a.k.a DL-61)

DL-61 (Medical Examiner’s certification) [there are no pre-requisites for this one. You can obtain this as soon as a Medical Examiner is available. However, you will need this before going to DMV to get your Ambulance Driver's Certificate]

After you obtain the above documentation go to the DMV and take the driving test ($25)

 

Obtain your state card ($125). If you are planning on working for Westmed, I suggest you submit all of your documents in person at SCC EMS office and complete your State Card where they will take your pictures and keep your records all at once. Submitting online also works. https://emsa.ca.gov/emt/

Figure 1

  • In the list of Applications, look for "EMT Certification (Initial). 

  • Click on "Apply Now" and follow the prompt to complete your application. 

Santa Clara County (SCC) Badge

  • Click on "Applications" on the left-hand menu as shown in Figure 1. Under the applications list look for "EMS System ID Badge (Initial). Click on "Apply Now" to submit your documentation and application. 

  • Once you apply for the badge, the SCC EMSA will ask for an employer sponsorship. We will release the sponsorship to SCC EMSA once you attend our orientation.

  • You will need to register for orientation/exam to get the badge (there are no pre-requisites for this one either, you can take this exam at any time) for more info click on the following link: 

https://www.sccgov.org/sites/ems/services/education/Pages/EMS-Exam.aspx

To schedule your exam contact the SCC EMS Agency office at (408) 794-0600​

  • You can download a copy of our study guide for this exam by clicking here